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I've had many dentists over the years on the East Coast and the West and Dr. Shafer is top-notch. He was prompt, thorough and efficient in his work, explained what he was doing and why. I was very pleased with all parts of the procedure and my treatment and would gladly recommend him to others. I also was pleased with Paula who did the best cleaning and least uncomfortable I've ever had anywhere. Thank you to the whole crew.
I haven't been to a dentist in a long time. My Hygienist, Stephanie, was fantastic and very much put me at ease. Dr. Shafer was positive and upbeat. He took time to explain my dental health (with lots of really cool pictures) and a no-nonsense plan of care. At no time was there any shame, pressuring or negativity of any kind. I have a follow-up in a month and it's the first time in my life that I'm NOT dreading the dentist!
My son has been seeing a pediatric dentist and now at 17 has “graduated” to this general practice. After his first cleaning he told me that this was the most comfortable (both physically and emotionally) dental visit he’s ever had. Our whole family enjoys the quality of professional service and warmth we experience at Good Life.
Was impressed with the thorough examination and the pleasant atmosphere of the office and staff.
Dr. Shaver explained very clearly what my dental needs are. A very good experience for a new patient. Look forward to continued care.
very thorough, pleasant to work with
Great experience! Everyone was friendly, informative, and professional. Quality care and patient education. Thank you!
Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do, but Paula and Dr. Shafer were great! Thanks for making me feel at ease and for explaining everything to me so thoroughly! Marina and Lori in the front office were also very helpful and friendly.
The staff is always friendly and courteous. Great treatment by Paula and Dr. Shafer. Glad I made the change.
I'm not a big fan of going to the dentist because I grew up always feeling the drill, my entire life (60 yrs.) Dr. Shafer (at my request) does a cocktail and doubles up on my numbing experience and I never feel the drill. No zingers. That's my worst fear.
thanks for helping me with my crown. It wasn't at all painful and it's working great!
New to the area so many options to choose from. I am so happy I picked godlike dentistry. Paula is the best dental hygienist I've ever had. The office is doing a great job with safety protocols. The long term plan Dr. Shafer wrote up for me is reasonable and doable on our budget. They will definitely get the whole family.
Dental is never fun, but these folks are good.
It was GREAT! I don't think I've ever had such painless work done before, and I couldn't even tell if I was numb or not after!
Great dental cleaning and consultation that always provides good information to keep my teeth healthy!
Everything went fine, no problems.
With covid-19 its kind of a pain to wait in your car, but I understand
.great to have my teeth cleaned again after misses appointment from last year from Covid19!
Paula was a great as usual. Good to see everyone happy and healthy. ??
Great care and service at Good Life Dentistry from Dr. Shafer and the entire team!
Have been a patient since Dr Shafer bought the practice. Always consistantly good and thorough care. I appreciate that he always listens to my feedback and/or concerns.
My experience was wonderful. Dr. Shafer made me feel incredibly comfortable and did a great job maneuvering around my sensitive gums.
I had the best visit and cleaning with Paula! I actually look forward going to the dentist and keeping my teeth in great condition.
Dr. Shafer and team are just terrific. The approach to dental care is so much more patient focused, it’s really comfortable knowing your care includes and is based upon your opinions and concerns.
Consistently great and thorough service.
I've been a patient for a number of years and have had a variety of work done on my teeth. ALL with a lot of care and no issues. Very friendly staff as well.
Fast clean and efficient. Always a smile and and friendly banter.
Very professional and at the same time friendly and considerate. I like that Dr. Shafer takes a wait and see approach in his treatment of non-emergency conditions. And my dental hygienist is excellent!!
I really appreciated all of the staff who were kind and attentive. The hygienist was skillful and listened to my concerns. Dr. Shafer and his assistant also were fun, positive and informative. Everyone was efficient and friendly. I would gladly recommend this dentistry practice.
Exam, cleaning and two fillings in the same 2 hr appt! Thanks for shuffling the schedule around to save me an appointment.
Great experience, good view, and great friendly staff.
The team is very friendly and caring. The team answers all questions and explains each step through the process. The location is perfect with the latest technology.
They got my in the same day and took great care to help my issue. Highly recommend this dentist office and staff to anyone.
Have been going to this site for many years and so happy Dr.Shafer and team have continued the high quality of care I enjoy from the beginning...I like they prioritize care needed and office staff help you with decisions without pressure.
Also appreciate the team is professional yet warm and friendly.
From the receptionist Marina, to the technician Kate to Dr Shafer, believe it or not, the visit to the dentist is pleasant and I always enjoy chatting with all of them. I am treated with kindness and any dental questions are always answered and explained to me to my satisfaction.
Great office. Everyone is friendly and very professional. Pleasant experience always.
Love this office. Top notch protocol in this period of Covid 19. The quality of service is exceptional, being a retired dental assistant.
As always a great job. Positive and encouraging.
Everyone was very friendly and my first visit was great. I am glad I chose Good Life Dentistry for my new provider.
I love this office! The staff is always very personal, and Dr. Schafer is gentle and competent.
Always a pleasant experience in dentistry!
I had a great experience. The staff are very personable and helpful! Dr. Shafer makes you feel comfortable and he was very gentle, even when I had to get a numbing shot. Awesome experience overall.
Wonderful experience with a skilled dental care team!
Professional, yet friendly, office.
Excellent service from start to finish. From being phoned to start the appointment early as I arrived in the parking lot, to walking through the open doorway, encouraged to use hand-santizer, temperature gun at the ready, straight through to a seat via a one way system, and a thorough cleaning and a quick visit from the dentist. My next appointment was arranged whilst I was sitting comfortably, and I was guided back out the one way system. I loved the empty waiting room and that no money changed hands during the visit! All staff were masked, with gloves, but otherwise their usual friendly and efficient selves. It was a very reassuring visit during these usual times!
Friendly staff, organized office, resulting in another good experience of a routine check up and leaving with cleaner teeth.
Dr Shafer and his staff are extremely capable and professional, and always welcoming. They provide me with enough info to make intelligent decisions about dental work. And amazingly they always run on schedule. Sufficient precautions are also being taking given our "new normal". They are well worth the drive from downtown Portland.
Very thorough, above board, and professional. Excellent health care service, location and facility.
Everyone is very welcoming and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Schaefer and his staff.
Katie is amazing. I don’t know anyone who likes to get their teeth cleaned, but she absolutely makes it the best experience for the patient, that it can be.
Always a great experience. Questions or concerns are always answered. Appointments are always on time. Dr. Schaffer is a good man & his staff are a bunch of great people.
Always a pleasant experience at Good Life Dentistry. Professional advising on dental health without the dreaded pitch to do a ton of non-critical extra stuff.
Wonderful place to go to the dentist. Great staff. Always friendly, professional and kind.
Great place to go for dental appointments. Friendly staff, Dr. Schaffer’s team is wonderful. I actually look forward to my appointments.
While I hate going to the dentist (always have) I do always enjoy coming into your office. I love the staff, the professionalism and the "human side" to everyone there. Thank you for always putting your patients best interest forward vs. over pushing the "sales" side of things.
Professional services and very friendly. I have visited this clinic several times with my wife and she was very satisfied with her treatments. I got my cleaning this week and it was very gentle and well done.
Ryan D Griffith
I've been dealing with a medical issue for a little over a week. The doctors (medical) keep telling me "It's viral, it will go away on its own." 10 days, almost 5 bottles of liquid children's ibuprofen and $160 in copay fees I was getting irritated. I called Dr. Shafer's office because I wanted to eliminate my teeth as a possible reason. My initial call was just before 7 a.m. and was expecting only a voicemail telling me their hours. Surprise! I got a voice! I explained my situation and was expecting a future date to be seen. I was in the office by 7:30 that morning. I was ecstatic. This staff is extremely professional and courteous and they really listen to your ramblings. I'm glad I found this practice. They make you feel at home and listen to your concerns. If you need a dentist I highly recommend Dr. Shafer and his staff. Great folks, each and every one.
The staff at Good Life Dentistry is warm & friendly. I actually enjoy going in so I can catch up with Paula (hygenist). Check these guys out, you won't be disappointed.
All the staff is professional and friendly. The office is always updated, clean and has an inviting feel. I always receive the paperwork I need and appointments set up for my next visit before I leave!
Routine cleaning. Excellent professional treatment. Kindly and considerate staff. Would highly recommend for anybody looking for a local dentist.
Zero complaints. Dr. Schaffer & his team are not just great at their job, they’re great people.
Katie, was Awesome!!!, as well as the rest of the Staff!! Thank you Dr. Shafer!!
During an appointment to have a new crown, both Dr. Shafer and his assistant, Molly were caring and attentive. They listened to my concerns and addressed my anxiety. The crown looks and fits beautifully. It feels like my natural tooth.
Had a pleasant experience with my hygienist on 8-22 at noon. She was very professional and personable at the same time. She was also confident in her abilities in the tasks she was performing.
I was greeted by a young lady at the front desk who was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I am new patient so there were some forms that I had filled out and brought with me. She informed the hygienist that I had arrived and within a few minutes I met Paula my hygienist. She was a delight to work with. I love to talk and she was delightful. She made it a really pleasant visit. Near the end she showed me the x-rays and walked me through general status of my teeth, i.e. crowns, bridges, implants etc. The cleaning was thorough and without any pain. Then I met Dr. Shafer. He is a real likeable person and dentist. The examination was thorough. He offered his conclusions on what needed to be done. We discussed a plan for the recommended treatment. I really want a comfortable and trusting relationship with my dentist and hygienist and I am hoping this is going to be the one. Excellent start.
I love coming to this office! Dr. Shafer is so friendly and knowledgable. I can tell he really cares about his patients and is very willing to spend time answering questions or concerns. The dental hygienists are great too! So glad I found this place!
Great team, really enjoyed my visit. Dr Shaffer is one thoughtful fellow that seems to put my interests first.
Paula was great as as was the front desk. Makes going to the dentist easy .
We as a family were referred to Good Life Dentistry from my wife’s friend. I now tell anyone and everyone to go to Good Life Dentistry. Dr. Douglas Shafer and his staff of angels are so amazing. They make going to the dentist so easy and relaxing. I being the one with extreme anxiety about going to the dentist. Dr. Shafer eased my anxiety by explaining my teeth related problems and a simple relaxing solution to those problems.
Thank you Dr. Shafer and Staff of angels
Dr. Schaefer and his team are always respectful and enthusiastic with their patients.
Katy is awesome... need new chairs in waiting area, almost fell through the chair I was sitting in.
Great experience. I’ve been going to this dentist for 4 years for cleanings, have had a fair amount of other work done and has all been top notch. I would recommend this staff to anyone.
Dr. Shafer and his team are all welcoming, brilliant, and professional. They have state of the art technology that allowed me to get my crowns custom made, fitted and completed the whole process in just a few hours. They do everything possible to make the patient feel comfortable, including netflix, etc. I have had extensive work done on my teeth over the years, and I have suffered through a lot of it, but since switching to Good Life, I can remain calm, knowing that my care is their priority, and assured of their competence.
Dr Shafer did a fantastic job on fillings I had to have redone. They look like my real teeth! Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
I rate my routine dental cleaning and care as thorough. As a long time client of this office I would recommend Dr. Shafer and his team to others!
Thank you so kindly for no cavities, pulled teeth and a few pockets for Dr. Dion. I let them know you would be letting them know of the pockets.
Dr Shafer is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. The entire team very welcoming and pleasant.
Everything went great! Cleaning was smooth, and the hygienists and doctor had a great sense of humor
Always get good service, advice, professionalism and conversation. My most recent hygienist even offered to let my daughter job shadow her some time and talk about how best to get training. Couldn’t ask for more!
Entire staff was supper nice. Took the time to explain everything. Dentist and Hygienist were both very gentle. Would highly recommend them to anyone.
Awesome Dental Practice. I'm so pleased to have found my new long term dentist. Elyse and Kristy are super pleasant and efficiently run the front of house. My first visit involved an excellent and very thorough cleaning with Kate, the hygienist. A few weeks later, I had both an old filling and crown that needed replacement done in only 2 hours. Mollie and Dr Shafer were super skilled, fun, and worked well together! I highly recommend this practice to all my local friends and neighbors.
Dr. Shaffer put a crown on my tooth right before Christmas 2018. It was the best piece of dental work that I have ever received. It was pain free within 24 hours of install. I want to give my highest recommendation to him and his office staff and technicians for taking good care of me and having the highest standards of excellence in the work they do. Thank you Dr. Shaffer and everyone at Hawaiian Smiles!
The office staff and dental personnel are all great to be around and do a great job of keeping my teeth and gums healthy and workable. Thank you for your attention to detail.
I had a great experience.
My dental procedures at Hawaiian Smiles have always been positive, pain free, and stress free. The reception staff is always curtious and professional- the dental assistants are compassionate and patient. Dr. Schaffer has always provided me with more than one solution to my dental issues. He takes the time to explain the procedure and goes to great lengths to accommodate my needs and comfort. I trust them with my dental health and would recommend them to anyone!
Best place ever!!!!
Dr Shaffer is not only friendly and personable, but a great dentist. He was able to do a less invasive procedure than expected. Many other dentists would have done what was easier and what made them the most money. I aporeciated him giving me my options, and saving the integrity of my tooth. Great front office staff, too!
Dr. Shafer is beyond awesome. I've had a lot of work done on my teeth and he is the best! His staff is so awesome! You feel like family when you go in for your appts! Highly recommend for your whole family!
Wonderful experience. Everyone was polite, caring, and professional. My needs were well met. I have no complaints about any of my visits to Hawaiian Smiles.
Quick, painless, personable, and as always professional.
Amazing customer service and dental work!
The staff are all very nice, and the hygentists do a wonderful job on cleaning your teeth without causing discomfort. This is best dental office I have been too which I take my kids to as well.
I have a long term irrational fear of going to the dentist. As a new patient I can not speak highly enough about the treatment I received (both dental and as a "customer") from Dr. Shafer and the entire staff. They have truly gone above and beyond to make me feel welcome and comfortable. While I may not ever "look forward to going to the dentist" I can safely say...I look forward to see those in the office. I don't feel like a number...but a valued patient they truly care about. I strongly recommend their practice for anyone looking for a positive dental experience, especially those with the same irrational fear I have. Thank you!